Friday, 13 January 2017

Genealogical interest materials online through DHCP Round 1

Here is a list of selected resources that have become available online as a result of round one of the Library and Archives Canada Documentary Heritage Communities Program. This is in addition to those reported in two previous blog posts here and here.

Bulkley Valley Museum - search engine and interface to a collection of 5,300 documentary heritage records and 4,000 digital historic photographs.

CARL: The Student Voice - access to 35,157 pages of digitized and searchable student newspapers (29.68GB) from the University of Alberta, University of New Brunswick, York University and Dalhousie University through a website hosted by Canadiana.ca.

Saving Rideau Lakes Heritage - newspapers the Athens Reporter and County of Leeds Advertiser ( Jan 12, 1892 - Dec 25, 1895),  Farmersville Reporter and County of Leeds Advertiser (May 22, 1884 - Dec 28, 1891), Northern Leeds Lantern (1977-1992 ).

Regional Online Database for the Eastern Townships - 464 items in the Eastern Townships Archives Portal.

WI Historical Documents - 135 GB of digitized material including Home and County newsletters, original constitution, 3 published history books, 11 Tweedsmuir histories and more/

Société historique de Saint-Boniface - 390 items of graphical material digitized relating to the area history.

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum - digitized Almonte Gazette, added 1990- 2007 to previous 1861-1989 available.

Oshawa Newspaper Digitization - digitization of local newspapers. Placed issues on http://communitydigitalarchives.com/newspapers.html which also has long digited runs of at least 10,000 pages of the Hunstville Forester (1895 - 2015), Bracebridge Gazette (1903-1955), Bracebridge Herald-Gazette (1955-1986), Muskoka Herald (1888-1955).

Thunder Bay Museum - online catalogues of holdings of the library and archives are found separately under the collections tab. Worth exploring for local genealogical interest, for instance, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company fonds includes a time book of employees (May 1908-September 1920), showing names, jobs, hours, worked, what jobs were done, hours worked and rates of pay. There are 120 pages of names of employees with no more than 15 per page, unfortunately not online.


Many DHCP initiatives did not have placing information of genealogical interest online as an objective but were still successful in terms of program objectives.


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